Sunday, September 27, 2009

Saturday 26th September, Galway Auction, Coole Park

Galway Auction Rooms

We took a trip to the Galway auction rooms today as they are selling loads of curtains - and we need lots for the new extension. Sadly, none of them suited. They were either very old and smelly or wild colours or the wrong sizes.

We did have fun, however, looking at the over 1000 lots that are up for auction on Monday. Best of all was a 6' wide 4 poster bed. Sadly it's too big for our bedroom, but it was magnificent. I was also taken by a stuffed crocodile and an elephant's foot!! There was a stunning desk too, but it's going to be too expensive. We'll probably go along on Monday just for the fun of it.

Coole Park

On the way back, we stopped at a garage and bought some fresh rolls, ham and butter and headed to Coole Park, our favourite dog walking spot. We made our rolls and eat them then took Buster for a walk down to the lake, eating an apple each on the way (I must lose some weight). Jim was in charge of the camera and took a few photos:

The lake has receded with the recent dry weather, and we were able to walk along the side of it a little. Me and Buster.

The view in the opposite direction with my head on the left!

Me. Hair as wild as ever!

Buster had a quick paddle and a drink.

We had a lovely walk around the park and Buster was quite well behaved. He enjoyed the attentions of several people who all thought he was 'cute'. They should follow him home....

The Deenery

Back in the car, we headed off towards home. We decided to drive up the road on the hillside opposite The Deenery and take some photos, as it was quite clear today.

The Deenery with the digger at the back! You can see the flat roof of the extension and the barn behind the cottage, although the distance between the barn and cottage is foreshortened in the photo.

Can you spot The Deenery in this one? Click on it to enlarge the photo and it's on the left near the top. You can see more of Lough Graney in this shot.

This is a panorama that Jim took. Please click on it to see it properly and spot The Deenery again.

We went home and I changed and headed out to the garden for the last hour of light, then lit a bonfire, coming back in just in time to see the dance off in Strictly Come Dancing!

Jim made dinner and I scrubbed the carrots, but I thought this one was just too difficult to cope with:

What a weird thing!!

And its other side!!

Tomorrow I will be grouting the bathroom tiles, such excitement!

On Monday, Jim and I are flying to the UK for 4 days. I have a visit to the dentist planned and it will be the first time I have seen Sonny, my new Grandson. I will also have a chance to catch up with Poppy. Jim has a meeting on the Tuesday and will be out all day, so some shopping might just be called for.

Happy Sunday everyone.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful scenery tonight! That carrot, however, could win an award for being "odd!" I hope you and Jim have a safe and wonderful trip. I look forward to photos of Sonny and Poppy!

blushing rose said...

BT, that would have scared the dickens outta me ... some carrot you're growing over there. Looks like you enjoyed yourself.

TY for sharing. Have a great weekend. TTFN ~Marydon

Stampmaiden said...

I'm know you posted lots of great pics but all I can remember is that carrot! LOL!!! Scary little sucker!

Leatherdykeuk said...

I used to love my four poster!

Super pictures today.

Heather said...

Beautiful scenery and Buster looks adorable. Love the carrot - have a great trip to the UK and Happy Grouting!!

KathyB. said...

You do live in a beautiful place and that Buster, he is cute..and I would think that even if i did follow him around.As for that carrot, I scrubbed carrots very similar to it when my husband brought a basket of them in from the garden. One was so similar to it and I looked at it and decided the chickens could have it for a snack, and they did!

Mim said...

What gorgeous pictures you have there, and your hair is just wonderful! I have stick straight thin hair so am always jealous of lovely curly thick locks.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Have a wonderful Sunday too. I hope you have a great time in the UK. Seeing your Grand for the first time will be wonderful.

steven said...

hello bt! what a gorgeous neighbourhood you live in!!! your comment about your dog made me laugh. when parents come to visit me in their children's classroom and i tell them how amazing, polite, hard working and respectful their child is, the look of shock, amazement, and disbelief on their face is worthy of a photograph!!! they answer to those comments in much the same manner as you did. "you should spend time with ..... at our home!!" have a lovely trip to the uk. steven

The Weaver of Grass said...

Looks as though you wont be able to buy that stuffed croc after all Gina! Enjoy your new gradson - and your few days in UK - wish you came somewhere near us up here, it would be nice to meet. Bon voyage

DK Leather said...

cool carrot x

Bea said...

Beautiful photos. Loved seeing your place from a distance with all the beautiful countryside surrounding it. :)Bea

Jason said...

Sounds good day. Great carrot!

Carol said...

Stunning lake...I can see why you like talking Buster there for a walk.

Lovely views and that carrot is just fantastic!!

C x

blushing rose said...

G'morn, sweetie ~ TY for your sweet wishes on my birthday. That Sherry is something else again.

Have a beautiful week. TTFN ~ Marydon

Angela McRae said...

Hi Gina! I'm sorry your e-mails bounced back (and apparently you didn't receive the reply I sent), but yes indeed, you are all set for the A Tea C swap! Thanks for participating!

BT said...

Oh thank you Angela. I still can't reply to your email, it still bounces! I don't know why.... grrrr.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Auctions are really interesting and this sounds a great one with 4 posters and stuffed crocs!Buster is a great name for a dog and he looks a friendly mutt.That has to be the ugliest looking carrot I've ever seen though!